BCC Offering New Workshops in Collaboration with Project Native

Berkshire Community College is offering two new non-credit workshops in cooperation with Project Native in Housatonic, Mass.

Gardening for Pollinators will be offered on Fri., July 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This session will explore the principles of planting a pollinator garden. Participants will learn how to analyze their garden site, choose appropriate plants and maintain a pollinator garden with an emphasis on utilizing native plants. Led by Karen Lyness LeBlanc and Lou Kratt, plant lists, instructions and other resources will be shared.

Native Floral Arranging is slated for Sat., Aug. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Participants will collect native flowers from Project Native's seed bank and meadow, learn conditioning methods and design their own arrangement. Participants should bring two to three containers, pruners and scissors. The session will be taught by Lou Kratt.

These workshops are rain or shine events. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather.

Cost of each workshop is $25; pre-registration is required. For information or to register, call BCC's South County Center at 413-236-5202. Major credit cards are accepted.

Both workshops will be taught at the Project Native site, located at 342 North Plain Road (Route 41) in Housatonic. Project Native is a non-profit native plant farm, nursery and wildlife sanctuary.